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Art Teacher - Hiawatha College Prep Middle School

Posted on 8/10/2017 9:02:01 AM

Listing expires 9/7/2017

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Middle School Art Teacher (immediate need) - Hiawatha College Prep


Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”  We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  


Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.  Our vision is to expand our impact by growing to 5 schools by 2020. At scale, we will be putting 5% of all school-age scholars in Minneapolis on the path to and through college.  Hiawatha College Prep (HCP) is a results-driven middle school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HCP serves 5th through 8th grade scholars.  


Job Description


Every HCP teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. HCP teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and highly structured learning environment for their scholars.  Our core subjects include literature, writing, math, science, and humanities.


At Hiawatha Academies, we firmly believe that rigorous, high-quality arts programming is an integral part of a college-preparatory education.  The art teacher will collaborate with a team of content teachers from that grade level to help support all scholars toward reaching grade-level mastery.


TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply here.




Prove the Possible

·         Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

·         Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

Instructional Leadership

·         Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

·         Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

·         Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

·         Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

·         Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core value and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

·         Hiawatha College Prep students’ school day is from 8:40am-4:15pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:40am-2:30pm on Friday.

·         Teachers must be present from 8:15am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

·         Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 2:55pm-4:30pm.

·         All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events (conferences, academic fairs, beginning of year overnight trip, etc.) at the school.


Skills & Qualifications



·         Bachelor’s Degree

·         A track record of measurable success with students

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students, and families

·         Growth mindset

·         Ability to teach through an equity lens

·         High level of cultural competency

·         Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all



·         Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

·         A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

·         Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households

·         Minnesota teacher certification



Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.   



Irma Márquez Trapero (personal gender pronouns: she, her, hers) 

Director of Talent Recruitment
Hiawatha Academies

Growing Learners. Growing Leaders.



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Hiawatha's Mission: all Hiawatha scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

Hiawatha's Equity Vision: to honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity, in pursuit of an equitable world.